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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Apr 28, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  orienteering3 3:43:01 8.76(25:27) 14.1(15:49) 1614
  biking4 3:16:02 48.25(4:04) 77.65(2:31) 4134
  Total7 6:59:03 57.01(7:21) 91.75(4:34) 5748
averages - weight:138lbs

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Saturday Apr 28, 2012 #

2 PM

orienteering 13:03 intensity: (26 @1) + (4:23 @2) + (8:14 @3) 1.08 mi (12:05 / mi) +59ft 11:29 / mi
ahr:133 max:154 shoes: x-talon 212 #2

Speedy Goat. First course. Took it easy, mix of walking and running. Leg felt OK, heel a little sore but hamstring OK.

orienteering 14:32 intensity: (5:02 @1) + (1:16 @2) + (8:14 @3) 1.09 mi (13:20 / mi) +75ft 12:31 / mi
ahr:124 max:154 shoes: x-talon 212 #2

Second course. Should have stopped after one.

Doing fine, running mostly but comfortably and carefully, and then hamstring twinged and that was that. Walked in. Not looking forward to tomorrow. Pretty unhappy.

The venue, Peebles Island just north of Albany, was very nice. A lot of nice woods, also trails, also some thicker stuff mostly avoidable, and we only saw about half the island. An unexpected pleasure.

Friday Apr 27, 2012 #


89-6-1-8. Howling winds, at least on the holes that were a little bit elevated. Made it interesting. And reminded a couple times that 8's are generally not a good number.

Thursday Apr 26, 2012 #

9 AM

orienteering 1:46:47 intensity: (1:32:30 @1) + (14:17 @2) 3.31 mi (32:15 / mi) +833ft 26:02 / mi
ahr:98 max:121 weight:137.5lbs shoes: pegasus #2

Checking points at Mt. Tom for event 5. Feeling incredibly fragile, tripping on stuff, fell once and lost a bunch of skin on my left hand. And this is all just walking. Somewhat discouraging, although at least I can still find the points, just can't get there....

86-5-0-7, lost my driver, found my wedge (not physically, rather the ability to hit them properly), every day some clubs are lost, some are found, usually different ones, and also very rarely are all either lost or all found on any one day. Does such a thing happen in O' -- e.g. one day you can find the reentrants but not the boulders, and the next day it's the opposite?

Wednesday Apr 25, 2012 #

2 PM

biking 1:06:11 intensity: (2:32 @1) + (16:06 @2) + (46:57 @3) + (36 @4) 17.01 mi (3:53 / mi) +1621ft 3:34 / mi
ahr:135 max:157 weight:137.5lbs

Another windy day, out of the west mostly. Cave Hill Road, nice hill on the way down, I'd give it a 38, Alex certainly a 45.

Got the OK from Earl, that's the Earl of ET, to have a water stop right behind his house. That will make it pretty easy to get the water and table there. Excellent. Of course the other one will be more of a problem.


Tuesday Apr 24, 2012 #


One of my regular 4-mile or so walks this morning, i.e. a round of golf, this time at my local course in Greenfield. A bunch of OFs get together early every weekday. Very windy and cold, and at one point a squall came through and it was sleeting for a couple of minutes. There were 10 of us guys that started, only 5 finished. It's a tough sport. :-)

86-3-0-7 (numbers are score, rounds for the years far, birdies, birdies for the year so far, with the goal for the second one maybe 75 and for the last one maybe 50?).

Heel was a little sore but hamstring better. Actually jogged a little bit yesterday evening while I was enter the early stages of panic at ET, and seems like it did no harm.

5 PM

biking 39:56 intensity: (1:47 @1) + (22:55 @2) + (15:14 @3) 10.55 mi (3:47 / mi) +614ft 3:35 / mi
ahr:127 max:148 weight:138.5lbs

Finally got out just before dinner after spending more time than intended thinking about event 1 courses. Very windy out of the south, so I took a route that someone not training seriously would take -- i.e. to minimize the headwinds. I assume anyone training seriously would want to maximize the headwinds.

In this case it was just a matter of which way around a short loop. I went north along the river, with the wind, more open fields so more wind. And then back on rolling hills and more woods, both of which give protection.

Plus I wasn't really putting out.... :-)

Plus stopped a mile from home to buy a bunch of asparagus. Wasn't sure about carry them, but they fit quite nicely and securely in my back pocket.

Monday Apr 23, 2012 #


And earlier, stopped for a very fast round of golf on the way home. Perfect conditions, windy, gloomy, threatening to rain, so almost no one there, but not actually raining. Many good shots including just missing a hole in one, ball stopped 8" behind the cup. And the shot was solid as can be, on the stick all the way. 74, but a shortish course.

And then the bike ride, and then out to see how the gang would manage at ET. And to take notes. And to realize that Gail should carry a cell phone, if only to cut my stress level.

3 PM

biking 49:04 intensity: (1:10 @1) + (9:38 @2) + (38:16 @3) 13.59 mi (3:37 / mi) +541ft 3:29 / mi
ahr:135 max:151

Whately - South Deerfield loop, quite windy out of the south, getting blown around a bit. Pretty slow when going into it.

Sunday Apr 22, 2012 #

10 AM

orienteering 1:28:39 intensity: (1:13:13 @1) + (15:26 @2) 3.28 mi (27:02 / mi) +646ft 22:47 / mi
ahr:99 max:121 weight:138.5lbs shoes: pegasus #2

Hanging streamers at Earl's Trails for a course for the gang to try out. Woods are fine for the section I was in. Map seems to be OK even though I was using an older version (before a round of corrections by JJ in January). Spotted a couple of fixes needed, but that is to be expected, will be an ongoing process.

Hamstring started acting up after 20 minutes but then calmed down a little and wasn't too bad by the end. But I had not the slightest desire to run.

And dispatched two ticks that were running around. Saw not a single one the whole time I was mapping. But I guess from now on the routine is going to be bug spray (if that helps) and careful checking.

1 PM

biking 40:51 intensity: (3:26 @1) + (13:00 @2) + (22:01 @3) + (2:24 @4) 7.1 mi (5:45 / mi) +1358ft 4:52 / mi
ahr:132 max:159

Rain coming in, but just enough time for a couple of trips up South Sugarloaf without getting too wet, but did pull out the tights and gloves and extra shirts as it was about 50F. A bit of a struggle going up, as usual. 9:26, 9:39. Took the less steep way going down, even if it is one-way up, a lot nicer.

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